American Heart Association

Harlem Globetrotters perform along Orange Grove Boulevard during the 125th Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., Jan. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Culver City kids raise $15k at ‘Jump Rope for Heart’ event

CULVER CITY (CNS) –  Harlem Globetrotters Scooter Christensen and Wun Versher picked up jump ropes and joined today with students in Culver City as part of a fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Students at […]


Denise Miller on her front porch Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Southington, Ohio. Miller suffered a stroke last year that fooled doctors at two Northeast Ohio hospitals before it was finally diagnosed at the Cleveland Clinic. She was 36 and had no traditional risk factors.  (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

First guidelines issued to prevent stroke in women

Just as heart attack symptoms may differ between men and women, so do stroke risks. Now, the American Heart Association has issued its first guidelines for preventing strokes in women. They focus on birth control, pregnancy, […]


The TheraP Deluxe Automatic Blood Pressure Monitor with DK Technology(TM), which uses a built-in microphone to take an accurate reading.  (PRNewsFoto/HoMedics)

Higher blood pressure threshold OK in older adults

CHICAGO (AP) — Many older adults with high blood pressure can be treated less aggressively, which could mean taking fewer pills to get it under control, according to new treatment guidelines from an expert panel. […]


Peanuts (AP Photo/The Avalanche-Journal, Brad Farris)

How many nuts should you eat for your health?

(AP) – New research suggests eating nuts regularly can help lower your risk of death, particularly from cancer and heart disease. Some advice on adding nuts to your diet:   HOW MUCH: The American Heart […]


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Eating nuts is tied to lower risk of death

DALLAS (AP) — Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease — in fact, were less likely to die of any cause […]


Boys participate in 100 meter race during two-day World Athletics Day meet in Bangalore, India in 2007. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)

Study finds that today’s kids are less fit than their parents were

DALLAS (AP) — Today’s kids can’t keep up with their parents. An analysis of studies on millions of children around the world finds they don’t run as fast or as far as their parents did […]


Atorvastatin Calcium tablets, a generic form of Lipitor. (AP Photo/Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc., Bill Gallery)

US doctors urge wider use of cholesterol drugs

The nation’s first new guidelines in a decade for preventing heart attacks and strokes call for twice as many Americans — one-third of all adults — to consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. The guidelines, issued […]


This Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 photo, Chelsea Hale holds a photo of herself made three years ago at the age of 17 before she had obesity surgery, in Fairfield, Ohio. Hale had weighed 314 pounds and is now about 170 pounds. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Many health woes in teens seeking obesity surgery

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. teens seeking weight-loss surgery have a startling number of health problems that used to be seen only in adults, according to a major government-funded study. Half the teens had at least […]


Dr. Ruth Westheimer shown signing a copy of her book in New York on April 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Sex after heart attack? Docs urged to give advice

CHICAGO (AP) — Many heart specialists are hardly Dr. Ruth — sex is not something they relish bringing up with patients. But new guidance says they should, early and often, to let survivors know intimacy […]


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Study: Fish oil doesn’t help prevent heart attacks

(AP) – Eating fish is good for your heart but taking fish oil capsules does not help people at high risk of heart problems who are already taking medicines to prevent them, a large study […]




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